Microsoft Delays Philippine Windows

Posted by bink on June 13 2007, 11:49 PM. Posted in Windows Starter Edition.

 Loyal users of Microsoft Windows in the country will have to wait a little longer for a localized version of Windows, after the software giant unveiled it will not be releasing the operating system this month as initially planned.

Microsoft remains mum on key product features, disclosing only that the localized platform will be based on the Windows Starter Edition, the scaled-down version of the OS built for developing markets.

Microsoft Philippines managing director T. J. Javier, last month had disclosed plans for a full-blown launch of the local version of the OS in June 2007, in time for the Philippines' Independence Day celebrations on Jun. 12.

The launch date has now been shelved after the company told ZDNet Asia it needed more time to work on the new software release. Localized versions of the Windows platform are currently available in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, among others.

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